Ooh, the Biblical Prophecy Lessons of the State of the Union

The crack reporting team at the Worldnetdaily has a major scoop, an article about how Biblical prophecy relates to the State of the Union speech. As usual, it’s really just an ad for the books they sell from the guy quoted in the article, Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cohn.

President Obama’s state of the union address was loaded with sweet delights meant to bedazzle America’s long-suffering middle class as he signaled economic prosperity for all is waiting just around the corner.

But the author of a New York Times-best-selling book about America’s future in a post-Christian society was not impressed.

He sees dark storm clouds closing in on Obama’s rays of sunshine, citing “harbingers” that the country is sliding headlong toward a collapse – with blindfolds securely fastened.

“Listening to the president’s State of the Union address, I was reminded of ancient Israel,” said Jonathan Cahn, author of “The Mystery of the Shemitah” and “The Harbinger,” which draws parallels between America’s falling away from God and a series of judgments that will come as a result.

“The people (of Israel) convinced themselves that they were coming back stronger than before,” Cahn told WND. “And then it all collapsed, and the judgment came.”

Hilarious. He could, of course, find those same “parallels” with ancient Israel in pretty much every speech given by every leader of every nation for the last few centuries. What political leader doesn’t tell the people that things are getting better because of their policies?

You gotta hand it to the Worldnetdaily, they’ve got a business plan and they stick to it.

Step 1: Publish a book by an obscure nobody.

Step 2: Have them give you quotes, no matter how vacuous, on every political issue that comes down the pike.

Step 3: Have one of your “journalists” write an article as if those quotes were somehow news.

Step 4: Profit.

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  • skinnercitycyclist

    Doesn’t the term “Messianic Jew” mean “not a Jew”?

  • Al Dente

    I’ve talked to a couple of Messianic Jews. They’re basically evangelical Christians with a few Jewish trappings and fetishes.

  • jbrock

    I went to a “Messianic Jewish” service once, long ago. They struck me as basically Pentecostal with menorahs and without the glossolalia.

    BTW, does WND stand for World Net Daily or Weapon of Neural Destruction?

  • LightningRose

    @3

    Whirled Nut Daily

  • dingojack

    Whirled nuts, daily.

    Dingo

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1246980039 caseyboucher

    I’ve always referred to them as “Whirled Nut Daily”, of course “WingNut Daily” works in a pinch.

  • caseloweraz

    JBrock: BTW, does WND stand for World Net Daily or Weapon of Neural Destruction?

    The possibilities are endless: Wow — New Delusions; Whoppers Now Daily; What Nutty Drivel; &etc.

  • grumpyoldfart

    He sees dark storm clouds closing in on Obama’s rays of sunshine

    That’s a joke prediction I started back in 1964 and have been using every New Years Day since then: “I see a black cloud over the white house…

    So far I’ve had a 100% success rate. The first piece of bad news allows me to say, “I predicted that – a black cloud over the white house.

    Interestingly, back in 1964 I also predicted that my prediction was so vague that it would have a 100% success rate – and that prediction has also come true!

  • sugarfrosted

    Messianic Judaism is a subset of Christianity that tries to follow the old testament. A messianic Jew would be a Jew who believes someone to be a messiah, not Jesus. (You could argue if they followed Jesus and didn’t believe him to be divine.

  • Michael Heath

    sugarfrosted writes:

    Messianic Judaism is a subset of Christianity that tries to follow the old testament.

    That’s true of all Christians that believe the Bible, both the OT and the NT, is the inerrant word of God; e.g., fundamentalists and most evangelical sects. Messianic Jews differentiate themselves from these branches of Christianity by practicing some of the old timey Jewish rituals and cultural components still practiced by other forms of Judaism. They also are predominately either ethnic Jews or identify with Jewish culture.

    sugarfrosted writes:

    A messianic Jew would be a Jew who believes someone to be a messiah, not Jesus. (You could argue if they followed Jesus and didn’t believe him to be divine.

    No, Messianic Jews believe Jesus is the messiah. Wikipedia has a good overview: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messianic_Judaism.

  • sugarfrosted

    @10 I see my lower case was lost on you in the second instance.